What is cosmetic bonding?Cosmetic bonding is a procedure designed to correct minor aesthetic issues with the teeth, such as chips and worn edges, misshapen teeth and small gaps between the teeth. Bonding only takes an hour and it can really make a difference to the look of your smile. Bonding treatment involves using a versatile dental material known as dental composite to carry out minor repairs to the teeth and create a more attractive overall aesthetic. Dental composite is tooth-coloured and comes in lots if different shades. Your dentist will select the closest match to your natural tooth shade for a seamless finish. Bonding involves shaping and placing dental composite to build up worn edges, improve the shape of the teeth and repair chips. Your dentist will carefully position the composite and then mould it to create the desired effect. At room temperature, composite is soft and malleable and once it is in the right place, your dentist will then shine a curing light onto your teeth to set the composite. Although dental composite is not as strong as tooth enamel, it is durable and hard-wearing.
Is cosmetic bonding for me?If you have a few issues here and there and are eager to smarten up your smile without spending a lot of money or time in the dental chair, cosmetic bonding could be the ideal solution for you. Even though the changes seem fairly minor, the overall transformation is incredibly impressive, especially as treatment takes just one hour.
What is composite bonding?Composite bonding is the procedure in which a dentist repairs a fractured, chipped, cracked or discoloured tooth, using special tooth-coloured resins so as to blend perfectly with the rest of the patient’s teeth.
How is composite bonding treatment carried out?Composite bonding is a simple procedure and unless the chip or crack in the tooth has been caused by tooth decay, anaesthesia won’t even be necessary. Firstly, and to ensure that the tooth-coloured composite blends in perfectly with the chipped tooth, the dentist uses a shade guide, finding the best possible match. When this matching colour has been chosen the next step is for the dentist to prepare the tooth for bonding by making the surface of the tooth in question rough and abrasive. A conditioning liquid is then applied onto the tooth to ensure that the composite bonding material will stick. Next comes the most important part, applying the bonding material. This resin is treated much like clay, being moulded and smoothed until it has formed the perfect shape. Once this has been perfected the resin is then hardened into position using either ultraviolet lights or lasers. Once hardened, the bonding material is further shaped, trimmed and finally polished so that it matches the colour of the rest of the teeth.We carry out such treatment at Clifton Dental Studio in Bristol so do contact us if you would like more advice or information.
What is composite bonding?Composite bonding, also known as cosmetic bonding, is a commonly used dental procedure and an excellent option for patients with chipped or worn teeth. In this procedure, the dentist uses their experience and skill to shape soft dental composite to repair chips and increase the bulk of tooth structure on worn surfaces to enhance the aesthetic of the smile. During the first stage of treatment, the composite is soft and this enables your dentist to mould it. Once the composite is in the right place, your dentist will then use a curing light to harden it and the tooth will be stronger, as well as looking more aesthetically pleasing. Bonding generally takes less than an hour, there is no pain and therefore no injections and the results are amazing. Even the smallest chip in the tooth can make you feel self-conscious about the look of your smile and chips can also increase the risk of further damage to the tooth. With bonding, the tooth becomes stronger and your smile looks gorgeous and healthy. Bonding can also be used to reduce the size of a gap between two teeth.
Is cosmetic bonding the best option?There are other options available for chipped and worn teeth, such as veneers and other restorative treatments. However, in cases where the damage is minor and patients are looking for a quick solution, this treatment is often the best choice. If you have chipped or worn teeth, call our friendly reception team today and we can arrange a consultation to go through the different treatment options with you.
About porcelain veneersPorcelain veneers have an outstanding reputation for creating dazzling, beautiful smiles and are a popular choice with celebrities. Porcelain veneers are tooth-shaped shells made from high grade porcelain. They are placed onto the teeth to produce a brand new look and should last for several years. Porcelain is used because it looks similar to natural, radiant teeth. It is also durable and has a lovely iridescent finish that really makes your smile sparkle. Veneers are an effective solution for gaps between the teeth, worn or uneven teeth and staining.
Cosmetic bondingCosmetic bonding is a single session procedure that takes just one hour to repair and reshape the teeth, creating a more attractive, healthier looking smile. This procedure involves using dental composite to improve the shape of individual teeth and enhance the overall look of the smile. Your dentist will shape the composite to adjust the aesthetic of the individual teeth, smoothing out rough and uneven edges, building up surfaces, filling in chips and closing gaps between the teeth. Once the composite is in the right place, it is set using a curing light. Treatment only takes around an hour, you’ll be able to enjoy the results straight away and the structure of your teeth will remain intact. If you would like to find out more about our cosmetic solutions, call us now!
About cosmetic bondingCosmetic bonding is an aesthetic procedure designed to reshape and repair the teeth using a material called dental composite. Composite has a putty like consistency at room temperature and it comes in an array of shades designed to match natural tooth shades. Your dentist will use their skill to place the composite onto the individual teeth and shape it to address problems such as uneven and worn surfaces, jagged edges, chips and gaps between the teeth. Once the composite is in the right place and your dentist is happy with the new aesthetic, they will shine a curing light onto the material and this sets it. Once the composite has set, you won’t be able to tell the difference between the natural tooth structure and the composite.
Who can benefit from cosmetic bonding?Cosmetic bonding is a simple and quick cosmetic treatment that offers an ideal solution for those who have mild imperfections affecting the shape or look of the teeth. Minor changes are made to the individual teeth, but the overall impact is incredible and after just an hour, you’ll be surprised at the difference. Bonding is a more affordable and faster alternative to veneers and it can also offer another option to braces for those who have small gaps between their teeth. If you like the sound of cosmetic bonding and you’d like to find out more, call us today!
What is dental bonding?Bonding, also known as composite or cosmetic bonding, is a procedure that we use commonly to make running repairs and aesthetic improvements to individual teeth. Often, the changes to the teeth seem very minor, but the overall impact of treatment on the aesthetic of the smile is amazing. After just one hour in the chair, your smile will look totally different. With bonding, your dentist uses their skill and experience to shape dental composite to add volume to worn edges, improve the look of misshapen teeth and repair chipped teeth. We can also use composite to decrease the size of a gap between two teeth. Composite looks and feels like putty and it comes in a range of shades, so we can match the shade to the colour of your tooth. When your dentist is happy with the placement and position of the composite, they will shine a curing light onto the material and this will make it firm.
What are advantages of dental bonding?There are many advantages of dental bonding, including:
- speed: this procedure only takes one hour
- simplicity: treatment involves a single session and the effects of treatment are visible straight away
- pain-free: there’s no pain involved, so no need for injections or anaesthetic
- amazing results
- affordability: this treatment is much cheaper than veneers
- versatility: this treatment can be used to address a number of common aesthetic issues, from chips and jagged edges to gaps between the teeth